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Game Preview: BAL @ BOS, 7:05pm, Tuesday, September 2, 2008 @Fenway Park II

Baltimore Orioles, 63-74, 5th, 22 GB, 14 GB in WC

SP: Radhames Liz (25, RHP, 5-3, 6.95)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (5-3)             57    64  46  44  38  40 15    6.95      
 2007 (0-2)             24.2  25  21  19  23  24  3    6.93      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-3  33.1  44  31  29  25  22 11    7.83   36 
 2008-08-27    CHW   W   5.1   3   2   2   5   3  1     101   52 
 2008-08-22    NYY  ND   4.2   9   3   3   1   4  2      83   37 
 2008-07-26    LAA   L   5.2   7   6   6   4   1  2     103   28 
 2008-07-21    TOR   W   5.2   5   3   3   6   4  0      89   45 
 2008-07-12   @BOS   L   2.1   6   8   8   3   2  3      61   12 
 2008-07-06    TEX   L   3.2   7   6   4   5   4  1     103   26 
 2008-07-01    KCR   W   6     7   3   3   1   4  2      80   49 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      0-1   5.1  10  10  10   6   5  4   16.88   28 
 2008-07-12   @BOS   L   2.1   6   8   8   3   2  3      61   12 
 2007-08-31   @BOS  ND   3     4   2   2   3   3  1      72   43 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   33-31   Road:   30-43   ExtrInn: 5-6 
 vsRHP:  49-51   vsLHP:  14-23   1-Run:  20-24
 vsEast: 20-37   vsCntrl:17-14   vsWest: 15-16 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
137 Mon, Sep  1  @BOS  L   4-7       63-74  5th 22.0 gb
136 Sun, Aug 31  @TBR  L   4-10      63-73  5th 21.5 gb
135 Sat, Aug 30  @TBR  L   9-10      63-72  5th 20.5 gb
134 Fri, Aug 29  @TBR  L   3-14      63-71  5th 19.5 gb
133 Wed, Aug 27   CHW  W  11-3       63-70  5th 18.0 gb
132 Tue, Aug 26   CHW  L   3-8       62-70  5th 18.0 gb
131 Mon, Aug 25   CHW  L   3-4       62-69  5th 18.0 gb
130 Sun, Aug 24   NYY  L   7-8       62-68  5th 17.5 gb
129 Sat, Aug 23   NYY  L   3-5       62-67  5th 17.5 gb
128 Fri, Aug 22   NYY  L   4-9       62-66  5th 16.5 gb
 Last 10: 1-9    Last 20: 6-14   Last 30:11-19
Boston Red Sox, 80-57, 2nd, 5 GB

SP: Jon Lester (24, LHP, 12-5, 3.41)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BAL Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (12-5)           176.2 176  70  67  53 124 13    3.41      
 2007 (4-0)             63    61  33  32  31  50 10    4.57      
 2006 (7-2)             81.1  91  43  43  43  60  7    4.76      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-2  44.1  46  20  20   9  36  4    4.06   53 
 2008-08-28   @NYY  ND   6.2   5   1   1   0   8  0     119   68 
 2008-08-23   @TOR   L   2.1   8   7   7   2   2  1      78   13 
 2008-08-18   @BAL   W   7     4   1   1   1   5  1     103   69 
 2008-08-13    TEX   W   7.1   7   3   3   1   6  1     108   57 
 2008-08-08   @CHW   L   7     6   4   4   3   2  0      95   48 
 2008-08-02    OAK   W   7     7   2   2   1   5  1     100   59 
 2008-07-27    NYY   W   7     9   2   2   1   8  0     113   58 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BAL      3-0  32    27   8   8   9  20  2    2.25   59 
 2008-08-18   @BAL   W   7     4   1   1   1   5  1     103   69 
 2008-06-12    BAL   W   7     7   2   2   1   3  0     101   57 
 2008-05-31   @BAL  ND   5     7   3   3   3   4  1     103   42 
 2008-05-14   @BAL  ND   6     5   2   2   2   4  0      86   56 
 2007-09-07   @BAL   W   7     4   0   0   2   4  0      99   71 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   46-19   Road:   34-38   ExtrInn: 7-2 
 vsRHP:  59-47   vsLHP:  21-10   1-Run:  16-20
 vsEast: 28-26   vsCntrl:21-9    vsWest: 20-15 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
137 Mon, Sep  1   BAL  W   7-4       80-57  2nd  5.0 gb
136 Sun, Aug 31   CHW  L   2-4       79-57  2nd  5.5 gb
135 Sat, Aug 30   CHW  W   8-2       79-56  2nd  4.5 gb
134 Fri, Aug 29   CHW  W   8-0       78-56  2nd  4.5 gb
133 Thu, Aug 28  @NYY  L   2-3       77-56  2nd  4.5 gb
132 Wed, Aug 27  @NYY  W  11-3       77-55  2nd  3.5 gb
131 Tue, Aug 26  @NYY  W   7-3       76-55  2nd  3.5 gb
130 Sun, Aug 24  @TOR  W   6-5 (11)  75-55  2nd  4.5 gb
129 Sat, Aug 23  @TOR  L   0-11      74-55  2nd  5.5 gb
128 Fri, Aug 22  @TOR  W   8-4       74-54  2nd  4.5 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, Sep 01, 2008 BOS  7  BAL  4        W:Paul Byrd (10-11), L: Garrett Olson (8-7), S: Jonathan Papelbon (35)
Wed, Aug 20, 2008 BAL 11  BOS  6        W:Chris Waters (2-0), L: Clay Buchholz (2-9), S: none
Tue, Aug 19, 2008 BOS  7 @BAL  2        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (15-2), L: Daniel Cabrera (8-8), S: none
Mon, Aug 18, 2008 BOS  6 @BAL  3        W:Jon Lester (12-4), L: Jeremy Guthrie (10-9), S: Jonathan Papelbon (33)
Sun, Jul 13, 2008 BOS  2  BAL  1        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (10-1), L: Daniel Cabrera (6-5), S: Jonathan Papelbon (28)
Sat, Jul 12, 2008 BOS 12  BAL  1        W:Tim Wakefield (6-6), L: Radhames Liz (3-2), S: none
Fri, Jul 11, 2008 BAL  7 @BOS  3        W:Brian Burres (7-5), L: Clay Buchholz (2-4), S: George Sherrill (28)
Thu, Jun 12, 2008 BOS  9  BAL  2        W:Jon Lester (5-3), L: Jeremy Guthrie (3-7), S: none
Wed, Jun 11, 2008 BOS  6  BAL  3        W:Bartolo Colon (4-1), L: Garrett Olson (5-2), S: Jonathan Papelbon (19)
Tue, Jun 10, 2008 BAL 10 @BOS  6        W:Dennis Sarfate (4-1), L: Hideki Okajima (1-2), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - BOS leads 10-6; 2007 - BOS won 12-6; 2006 - BOS won 15-3; All-Time - BOS leads 1114-917

Key for Batter vs. Pitcher Grids on the next pageKey for Batter vs. Pitcher Grids Below

Batter vs. Pitcher totals are career totals. All others are year-to-date.

PA - Plate Appearances (AB+BB+HBP+SH+SF+CI)
BF - Batters Faced
BA - Batting Average
OBP - On-Base Percentage
SLG - Slugging Percentage
Last 28d - PA and OPS in the last 28 days.
SB/CS - Stolen Bases and Caught Stealing
HR/E - Home Runs and Errors Made
ERA-K/9 - Earned Run Average and SO per 9 IP
Total - Team totals for those categories.
Usage - See the note below the grid.
OPS - On-Base Percentage + Slugging Percentage (a good single number for measuring a player's hitting, avg. is .750 or so)
RA/G & RS/G - Runs scored and allowed per game.
PA/vRH - Plate Appearances overall/PA's vs. Right-handed Pitchers
Catcher Def. - Catcher Defense with each catcher's Stolen Bases, Caught Stealings, and Passed Balls allowed.
G/S/vB or G/S/vP - Links to the player's 2008 gamelogs, splits, or career batter vs. pitcher results
vLH/vRH - OPS vs. left-handed pitchers and vs. right-handed pitchers
Hm or Rd, Home or Road - OPS or OPS allowed in home or road games.
OF G: LF / CF / RF - A - Outfielders with the games played by position and their total number of assists
vs LHB - Batters faced and OPS allowed against left-handed batters
vs RHB - Batters faced and OPS allowed against right-handed batters
HR/SB/CS - Pitcher's Home Runs, Stolen Bases and Caught Stealings allowed

MLB Best, Middle, Worst

Stat

Best

Middle

Worst

RS/G

TEX  5.48

LAA  4.62

SFG  3.83

RA/G

TOR  3.87

CLE  4.60

TEX  5.99

BA

A. Pujols  .363

A. Pierzynski  .291

J. Towles  .143

OBP

A. Pujols  .470

L. Overbay  .366

T. Pena  .188

SLG

A. Pujols  .648

J. Hardy  .486

T. Pena  .213

OPS

A. Pujols  1.117

B. Roberts  .839

T. Pena  .400

ERA

C. Lee  2.32

J. Lannan  3.92

C. Silva  6.53

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.20

G. Floyd  6.41

L. Hernandez  3.47

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Baltimore Orioles Batters (5.12 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.22 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Lester*
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
48.Lopez*
G/S/vB
63.Masterson
G/S/vB
37.Okajima*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
50.Timlin
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
2.Castro G/S/vP 2/.000 2/.500 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 6/.533 132/93 .198/.238/.281/.519 .547/.507 .544 74/.656 0/0 2/
13.Cintron# G/S/vP 8/.661 3/.666 4/.500 ··· ··· 2/.500 2/.000 116/78 .271/.304/.355/.659 .598/.685 .593 34/.515 0/1 1/
55.Hernandez G/S/vP 18/.918 8/.542 4/1.167 1/.000 5/.650 6/.333 16/.742 434/320 .256/.307/.413/.720 .731/.716 .680 86/.686 0/0 14/
17.Huff* G/S/vP 18/1.209 8/.250 9/.666 1/.000 10/.400 6/.833 23/.777 579/407 .311/.368/.576/.944 .766/1.021 .911 115/1.096 3/0 30/
10.Jones G/S/vP 11/1.192 6/.334 2/.000 ··· 2/3.000 3/.666 5/.400 434/337 .279/.319/.410/.730 .681/.743 .723 4/1.250 8/3 8/
21.Markakis* G/S/vP 20/.721 10/1.200 11/.384 ··· 12/.833 6/.000 11/1.747 609/428 .308/.407/.496/.903 .884/.912 .989 113/1.036 10/6 18/
15.Millar G/S/vP 17/.662 8/.125 3/1.167 1/2.000 7/.310 7/.286 10/1.167 557/407 .243/.332/.416/.748 .785/.734 .676 106/.656 0/1 20/
3.Montanez G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 53/29 .340/.377/.460/.837 .725/.932 .786 51/.831 0/0 1/
6.Mora G/S/vP 18/.398 11/.489 3/1.666 1/.000 6/.900 7/.286 24/.760 530/380 .284/.343/.494/.837 1.014/.766 .777 93/1.279 3/7 23/
16.Payton G/S/vP 20/.563 4/.000 3/.000 1/.000 5/1.400 6/.666 8/.417 327/229 .255/.298/.369/.668 .838/.592 .701 101/.681 7/1 7/
24.Quiroz G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 131/108 .186/.256/.271/.527 .828/.462 .487 23/.178 0/0 2/
1.Roberts# G/S/vP 19/.948 8/.542 10/.400 ··· 7/1.171 9/.611 15/.666 616/443 .297/.376/.463/.839 .919/.808 .811 121/.822 35/10 9/
19.Salazar G/S/vP 3/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 24/11 .227/.250/.545/.795 .321/1.364 .838 5/.450 0/0 2/
30.Scott* G/S/vP 5/.000 4/.250 4/.500 1/.000 4/.000 3/.666 3/.333 467/368 .270/.358/.496/.854 .737/.886 .768 89/1.010 2/2 21/
IP 176.2 59.0 51.1 75.2 54.0 59.0 41.2 TOTAL .272/.338/.442/.780 .790/.776 .754 .853 72/34 159/85
ERA-K/9 3.41/6.3 3.97/8.7 2.81/5.3 3.33/6.9 2.83/8.2 1.68/10.2 4.97/5.2 3.96/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Hernandez (84-24-9)
 Quiroz (23-8-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 737/.262 251/.225 209/.253 317/.223 229/.225 227/.199 188/.285 .249  Markakis
 Payton
 Jones
 Scott
 Montanez
0/0/135/15
66/33/2/8
0/107/0/3
94/0/0/2
14/4/3/0
OPS .702 .646 .709 .695 .650 .507 .814 .712
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 224/.574 113/.601 108/.628 160/.792 98/.564 119/.530 84/.999 .717
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 513/.759 138/.685 101/.791 157/.601 131/.716 108/.482 104/.661 .708
Home 365/.690 122/.568 122/.651 163/.762 111/.792 113/.433 85/.812 .730
Last 28d days 129/.729 54/.622 31/.526 54/.680 39/.536 41/.439 50/.863
HR/SB/CS 13/6/5 4/7/0 4/1/3 9/8/0 6/0/1 3/2/0 6/4/0 128/83/31
Usage ····X··· ·Xo··XX· o·o···o· ·Xo·X·o· ··o·X·o· X···o·o· ···o·X··
Boston Red Sox Batters (5.22 RS/G) vs. Baltimore Orioles Pitchers (5.29 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS
G/S/vB
51.Bierd
G/S/vB
26.Cabrera
G/S/vB
23.Castillo*
G/S/vB
57.Cherry
G/S/vB
54.Cormier
G/S/vB
43.Johnson
G/S/vB
25.Miller
G/S/vB
45.Sarfate
G/S/vB
32.Walker*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
55.Bailey G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· 33/16 .286/.394/.536/.930 1.145/.683 1.139 25/1.052 0/0 2/
44.Bay G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/2.334 6/.334 3/.000 1/.000 3/.000 2/.000 587/452 .289/.371/.518/.889 .825/.907 .925 108/.838 10/0 26/
30.Cash G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 134/103 .231/.299/.339/.637 .984/.537 .595 23/.648 0/0 2/
13.Cora* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 6/.533 ··· 2/.500 4/.000 137/118 .276/.375/.345/.720 .594/.742 .805 56/.741 1/0 0/
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 2/no AB 1/no AB 3/.000 1/.000 3/.333 5/.000 1/no AB ··· 7/.572 11/.819 340/255 .262/.321/.392/.713 .782/.688 .727 61/.796 17/6 7/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 4/2.000 3/.333 1/.000 5/.000 3/.000 515/391 .267/.328/.366/.694 .708/.689 .771 97/.773 43/8 7/
11.Kotsay* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 6/.000 363/259 .290/.343/.425/.768 .652/.816 .820 78/.915 2/3 6/
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 2/.000 2/.000 1/no AB 2/.500 ··· 212/148 .280/.352/.445/.797 .984/.715 .861 104/.834 0/0 2/
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 2/2.500 ··· ··· 1/2.000 3/2.667 3/3.000 3/1.667 1/no AB 2/no AB 19/1.362 399/308 .267/.381/.483/.864 .643/.931 1.007 108/.971 1/0 17/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 4/1.250 ··· 3/.333 1/.000 3/.000 4/.750 1/2.000 1/2.000 5/.800 3/1.167 623/477 .327/.374/.488/.863 .921/.845 .878 112/1.082 17/1 15/
28.Ross G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/no AB 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 173/93 .231/.381/.366/.747 .650/.827 .852 9/.873 0/1 3/
60.Van Every* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/4 .250/.250/.250/.500 /.500 .000 1/.000 0/0 0/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 2/.500 1/3.000 2/.000 4/.833 5/.400 ··· 5/.400 14/.630 418/322 .226/.316/.375/.691 .819/.652 .712 77/.794 0/1 12/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 4/1.833 ··· 3/.666 1/2.000 3/1.666 7/1.429 7/.762 1/.000 4/1.833 1/.000 538/439 .315/.387/.560/.947 1.014/.933 1.000 92/.965 3/4 24/
IP 57.0 30.0 27.0 20.1 9.2 56.2 68.2 0.2 74.1 34.0 TOTAL .282/.360/.448/.808 .845/.797 .854 .860 106/28 148/73
ERA-K/9 6.95/6.3 3.60/6.0 5.00/9.3 3.10/8.0 4.66/10.2 4.61/6.0 2.23/5.0 0.00/12.9 4.96/9.4 5.82/5.8 5.03/5.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (33-15-12)
 Ross (24-10-6)
 Varitek (50-16-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 265/.288 143/.301 124/.274 91/.208 46/.237 256/.282 281/.219 6/.250 338/.221 153/.310 .276  Bay
 Kotsay
 Crisp
 Ellsbury
 Youkilis
 Bailey
 Van Every
133/0/0/6
0/84/4/3
0/96/0/3
54/57/26/3
0/0/2/0
3/0/1/0
0/1/0/0
OPS .921 .779 .901 .667 .743 .755 .539 .750 .727 .962 .793
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 126/.973 65/.801 50/1.015 33/.648 19/.778 110/.676 129/.574 3/.667 155/.724 83/.966 .793
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 139/.875 78/.760 74/.826 58/.678 27/.713 146/.808 152/.511 3/.667 183/.728 70/.956 .794
Road 94/.946 71/.690 58/.930 53/.849 25/.768 165/.768 150/.599 6/.750 209/.780 94/1.174 .787
Last 28d days 44/.988 48/.938 54/.962 52/.737 40/.737 68/.819 50/.824 6/.750 84/.817 48/1.057
HR/SB/CS 15/5/2 1/0/0 8/4/2 2/2/0 1/0/0 4/5/2 0/3/2 0/1/0 8/5/2 11/1/1 162/107/32
Usage oo·X··X· ···X··XX ·Xo··o·· ··X··o·· ··X··X·· ·X·····o X······· X·X····· ·X·o···o

Usage -- each character represents the number of pitches thrown by the pitcher for yesterday, two days ago, three days ago, ...., up to eight days ago:
· - did not pitch; o - less than 16 pitches; X - at least 16 pitches (the median relief outing)
An Example ( ·X···o·X ): Yesterday off, 16 or more pitches, three days off, less than 16 pitches, day off, 16 or more pitches (8 days ago). Yesterday is in bold for improved scanning.

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